Education

Unit 7 registation scheduled for August 2-3

TOLONO —Unit Seven Schools will hold centralized registration at Unity Junior High for all Pre-K through 8th-grade students on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

On Friday, August 3rd, registration will take place from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at each attendance center.


Tuiition waiver granted for Unit 7 out of district employees

by Diane Anderson

TOLONO —Full time employees of Unit 7 who live outside of the district will now have a tuition waiver for their children.  


Unit 7 registration scheduled for August 2-3

Unit Seven Schools will hold centralized registration at Unity Junior High for all Pre-K through 8th-grade students on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Friday, August 3rd, registration will take place from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at each attendance center.


‘Live Wire’ demo pays off for students

Superintendent Andrew Larson called the Unit 7 school board meeting to order at 7 p.m. on June 21.

Life-saving tips presented at school assembly


8th Jazz 'n' Java Performance Highlights UHS, Unity East and West music programs

The Jazz 'n' Java program on May 10, 2018, featured good music and good food.   Held in Philo, the program showcased the smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles from the high school and Unity West and East in a relaxed atmosphere.

Proceeds from the raffle and the sale of food and beverages benefitted the Unity Music Boosters.


Unity seniors attend the 69th commencement

The Unity High School 69th commencement exercises were held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Tolono.  Lauren Frost gave the commencement address.


St. Thomas School addition ready to go

The Philo village board of trustees was given a sneak peek of the new construction project at St. Thomas School at Tuesday’s meeting.   Father Keith Walder and the architect of the project, Bob  Kapolnek of KAP Architecture narrated a slide show of rendered drawings and plans for the proposed building addition. 


2018 Unity Alumni Hall of Fame Profiles

Four Unity High School graduates have been chosen as the 15th class of inductees to the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

Those being inducted include Brad Hatfield, Thomas Hausman, Earl Pitchford and Joy “Ready” Johannes, Class of 1981.


Construction approved for Unity Schools

TOLONO — Starting this month, Unit 7 will be replacing all the older roofs on the school buildings, with a completion date estimated for July 20.  

The roofs will be all-new construction with 25-year warranties, said Dave Ortmann, who is in charge of the project.


Clinging to Hope: Parents share stories of drug addiction

ARTHUR — The back of T-shirts Lowell and Ellen Mennenga wear bear the hope-filled words that their son Robb wrote as a teenager:

“Surrender to Him and stand with your roots in the deepest water and your branches will tickle the clouds.”


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